A local man is facing several drug-related charges after being arrested on Wednesday by members of the Vermont Drug Task Force.
Tyler R. Bushey, 25, of Rutland, was cited to appear in Rutland criminal court on July 15 on four felony charges, two counts of selling heroin, one count of trafficking fentanyl and one count of possession of crack cocaine.
Police said Bushey was arrested by members of an enforcement detail. Law-enforcement officers approached Bushey in the parking lot of a West Rutland business. A brief investigation revealed that Bushey was in possession approximately 4.5 grams of crack cocaine and 37 bags of suspected fentanyl and heroin.
The task force had been investigating Bushey, though the use of confidential informants, for two months, according to a press release.
During the investigation, Bushey had been on furlough since December for multiple counts of grand larceny and petty larceny and counts of giving false information to police and unlawful mischief.
The Rutland County States Attorney’s Office is prosecuting Bushey.
Police said the investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Vermont Drug Task Force at 773-9101 or submit a tip anonymously online at vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.